Authorities seize $80,000 worth of marijuana, drug laced candy
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
took two months, 11 agencies and hundreds of hours. But this week
Marshfield investigation uncovered $88,000 worth of marijuana, some
in the form of chocolate candy.
chocolates were homemade by these individuals that had marijuana
extract in them," said Lt. Rick Gramza of the Marshfield Police
say 25-year-old Aaron Keuntjes, 25, and Alyssa Clapper, 23 were
heading through the area when officers pulled them over separately.
had a reliable tip," said Lt. Gramza.
say they searched both cars and found the drugs.
helps when you have this many agencies working together for the same
cause," said Gramza.
released from the Marshfield Police Department show what authorities
call the "high grade" marijuana and THC infused chocolate
bars. All of it, they say, on track to be sold throughout the
this large of amount it definitely puts a dent in the supply that
would have been in the area," said Gramza.
say getting these drugs off the street is a positive step. But the
battle is not over.
is a problem in Marshfield. It's probably the most prevalent illegal
drug that we have," explained Gramza.
Dotter is the coordinator of the Drug Free Communities program, "it's
concerning. It's something that can be easily hid by adolescents or
hidden in a workplace."
she says awareness and education can make a difference.
people see that things are being done," said Dotter.
far as this investigation both suspects remain in jail. They have not
yet been charged. Both are scheduled to be back in court December